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  • Bolivia’s economic growth seen from a different angle

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    The article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle.  Transformational is without a doubt the best word to define the past decade in Bolivia. Changes began even before Evo Morales became the country’s (and South America’s) first indigenous president, as people campaigned for changes […]

  • ¿Globalización económica en Bolivia? No, gracias

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    Abstract: Bolivia has lived in the past decade vivid demostrations of its rejection to economic globalization. It started in Cochabamba in 2000 with the ouster of the Bechtel Corporation and since then it has become national politics inforced by the government or by the people. This constant rejection has led […]

  • El agronegocio soyero: ¿a quién alimenta?

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    Abstract: The Bolivian government is planning to expand the agricultural border from 3 million hectares to 13 million in twelve years. This raises two big questions: Where will these extra ten hectares be located? And what will be grown in them? If it is soy, as in the 37% of […]

  • “En la ciudad uno es pobre”

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    Abstract: Vicky is a single mother who works cleaning three different houses. She has three children but only the two younger ones live with her in a peripherical neighbourghood in La Paz. Her father is above eighty years old and lives alone in the country near Huari in Oruro. He […]